Thomas O'Flynn

Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope to give you a brief insight into me, both the golfer and the person; on thriving my passion for golf, drive for success and my enthusiasm. So to start...

Well, my first introduction to golf was as a thirteen year old and came about perhaps some might say out of unfortunate circumstances- basically, I hurt my knee which restricted my participation in other physical sports, but like a lot of kids who are sport crazy, I needed to get both a competitive edge and the enjoyment one can only get from sport- so I turned to golf. Every cloud has a silver lining I suppose!

Initially, I joined Cobh golf club and as my interest blossomed I quickly joined the foremost club in the region, Fota Island Resort. It became apparent that I wasn't to bad at the sport, with my handicap tumbling quickly to +1 I received recognition by proudly representing munster for 3years at youth level and 2years at senior level- I was fortunate enough to be part of the victorious interprovincial team at Baltray Golf Club in 2008. Other successes along the way include the Connacht Youths Championship at Banna Golf Club, Galway- 2007 and the renowned Carlow Scratch Cup- 2009. And indeed the Minor League Golf Tour event in Florida 2008.

I get great satisfaction from the achievement as it is part of a professional golf tour in Florida. As part of my golf education I have spent the last four winters in Port St. Lucie, Florida playing on this tour, allowing me to hone my skills on different types of courses keeping my game and competitive edge sharp, and perhaps most importantly, proving that I am comfortable playing a very high standard of competitive golf amongst professionals.

What next?

I will be playing a full season on the europro tour this summer and the next step is to join the Alps Tour this winter and to play a full session to further enhance my education and experience. And then onto the Challenge Tour, with of course the ultimate goal of joining the European Tour and becoming a successful playing professional, hopefully in the not too distant future.

So why will i succeed?

I certainly believe that I will achieve my initial goal and hopefully then can set my sights even higher, simply because of my enormous commitment and passion for my endeavours. Naturally I have a strict practice regime which is diligently follow and I have a very clear idea of my targets to achieve my ultimate goal. The world class practice facilities provided to me by Fota Island Resort that allow me to hone all elements of my game and I am fortunate to receive guidance from well renowned golf professional Kevin Morris who ensures me that I have realistic targets and goals, underlines the importance of working hard on my swing and game. Having competed at the top level himself he stresses the importance of short game and monitoring the basics- which is the foundation of any successful golf swing. We are currently focusing on tournament play -not thinking so technically on the course, being patient, accepting that every shot may not be perfect and making a score. Having such guidance and knowledge can only help me achieve my goals all the sooner.

How to stay focused?

To complement my golf and ongoing technical work, I have a great passion for fitness- which in today's competitive environment is a large advantage. I work closely with Robbie Williams from fitness worx in Douglas, Cork. We are working on my posture and more specifically on my mobility, flexibility and core strength. And of corse I do plenty of cardio work too, with the emphasis on circuit training rather than fitness machines, ensuring my workouts are more challenging, enjoyable and more focused. So hopefully you have gained a brief inside look at what makes me so determined, positive and optimistic about my future as a golf professional. I invite you to join me on facebook where you will find me as tomo o' flynn and I will keep you briefed about my progress and I welcome your thoughts, comments, advice or more. Thanking you again for your interest, Thomas O' Flynn.

Fact file:

Height: 5 10"
Weight: 12st
Turned pro: 17th of August 2010
Family: Mam, Dad, 1brother, 1sister.
Relationship status: girlfriend, Maria O' Sullivan.
Interests: I love food, going to the cinema, going to the gym, driving my car, dancing and listening to music.
Thomas O'Flynn

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